A most generous act you can do for a friend and fellow actor is to think of a role(s) they’d be great in and tell them. Call them up and ask, “Hey, have you every thought of playing (insert role and play)? You’d be awesome in it! Here’s why….”
This is actually an assignment we do in our Vs. Producing Workshop. We often don’t see ourselves the way others see us. It’s powerful when someone else “casts” us in a part.
(You can also do this for your director friends. Recommend a play they should read and consider for directing.)
Bonus points if you buy the play and mail it to them.
And if you find yourself on the receiving end of this generosity, please, PLEASE, get the play, read it immediately and no matter what you thought of it, call that person up and thank them profusely for thinking of you.